SCISSORING CABLES AND ATTACHING HARDWARE REPLACEMENT (Sheet 2 of 3)
j. Lift cables (11) from bridge and set aside.
INSTALL SCISSORING CABLES
AND ATTACHING HARDWARE.
The scissoring cables are heavy and
can crush you. Stay clear of the cables
when they are suspended.
The direction of rotation of the cable
strands are critical. The left cable is not
designed for use on the right and vice
versa. Note rotation of the strands of
cable when replacing cables, check the
current placement with Detail A and B
as shown, and ensure they are
a. Using lifting device and a sling attached to the
approximate center of cables, lower cables in
position so the equalizer plates will mate.
Route cables through transverse braces as
necessary for clearance.
b. Insert flat end of equalizer plate (9) into
cavity located on cable beam (10). Install
equalizer plate pin (8) in cable beam (10)
securing equalizer plate and attached
c. Install equalizer plate retainer pin (7) in
d. Place flanges of equalizer plate (14) over the
rod end (15) of hydraulic cylinder (16). Install
equalizer plate pin (13) in equalizer plate
securing plate (14) with cables (11) to rod
e. Install equalizer plate retainer pin (12)
in pin (13).